Stilgar
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Stilgar reviewed on 06 Apr 2014
I tried lots of Comic Collection software before settling on this. It used to be Windows-only but there is now a Mac port. Because of it's Windows roots, you may find that it behaves more like a Windows app at times than a Mac app.

However, there are tons of customization options in here for tagging your books, showing where they're stored, just about anything you can think of.

This definitely has a developer-designed UI, as you will find tons of options cramed into a few small screens with little description of how or what they do, but it's easy to experiment.

This software was a godsend for me and our local comicon. All I have to do is see which writers or artists are going to be at comicon and then search for their names in the Collectorz software to see which are in my collection.

The software downloads common information from the developer's database (I think they pay Diamond for the data) into your local copy. So when you're adding books, you enter the title or barcode (yes it supports a barcode scanner); it will search and pull up issues, and all you need to do is check off the issues you have. It will bring all the writer, inker, artist, color, character, etc, information into your local copy of the database.

If you buy the pro edition of the software, you can sync this data back up to their cloud storage and show off your collection to your friends. There are also Android and iOS versions of the software which you can synchronize with. The sync stuff could be a bit more behind the scenes, but it gets the job done.

About a year ago, they made an unfortunate change to this software. In addition to purchasing the software, if you want to receive updates you need to start a recurring subscription for 2.50 USD / mo. They have some other bargains like three pre-paid months. When your subscription ends (or is canceled), they do not take the updates back, you just won't get anymore.

Overall, this is good software. I think there's a lot of room for improvement, but as it stands, this is the best I've used.
[Version 12.2.4.2316]



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Stilgar reviewed on 31 May 2013
The best part about this app is its ease of managing multiple RDP sessions in the tray.

Although it's much better than Microsoft's RDP on Mac, there are a couple of annoying issues: (1.) CoRD can't do higher security RDP with NLA -- this might render the app useless for you depending on how your network is configured; (2.) You cannot copy and paste between Mac OS and your RDP session when CoRD is running in full-screen mode. The work-around for this is to CMD + Enter CoRD to exit full-screen mode when you need to get something onto the Mac clipboard.
[Version 0.5.7]



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Stilgar reviewed on 31 May 2013
Nearly useless.

This app is almost complete garbage IMO. It crashes or hangs constantly on multiple machines that I own, and you have to install the Microsoft Updater which is only best at updating itself. If Microsoft released updates for the rest of their Mac software as much as they did their Mac Updater maybe it'd be better.

A co-worker showed me CoRD which is free and much, much better.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Stilgar replied on 19 Oct 2013
I just wanted to post an update here, someone pointed out to me that Microsoft maintains a newer and more robust version of Remote Desktop Connection in the Apple App store. There is also an iOS version in the iTunes store. Here's a link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12
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Stilgar reviewed on 16 Mar 2013
This software has been discontinued according to the publisher's website: http://www.polluxapp.com/
[Version 1.2.16]



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Stilgar reviewed on 26 Dec 2012
This software has been discontinued. See the maker's announcement on it's product page:
http://rogueamoeba.com/pulsar/
[Version 2.3.4]



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Stilgar reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
I was using this successfully to sync my Microsoft Exchange account at work into Google Calendar so I could add events to either and have them stay in sync properly.

It was working great until 10.7.4 shipped. Apple made changes which broke this software. Apple told the developers they should be using a different library and the developers said it's too much work to migrate their code. As a result, this product is no longer being supported. Here's their blog post:
http://blog.spanningsync.com/2012/07/end-of-the-line-for-spanning-sync.html

Because I was hoping Microsoft Office, Apple or Google would come up with a solution that did not involve 3rd party software, I only bought a yearly subscription to Spanning Sync. Due to the issues I mentioned, I only got about six months worth of use out of the software. I was not offered any sort of refund or credit toward another product which was disappointing.
[Version 3.2]



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Stilgar commented on 05 Dec 2011
Is this a Finder add-on or Finder replacement?
[Version 1.3.2]



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